Tuesday, October 14, 2003

What's your favorite?

MSNBCs ALAN BOYLE is putting together a list of the greatest aircraft of all time. You can email him your list HERE.
As for E-R, ours is rather eclectic:

10. SOPWITH CAMEL - if it's good enough for SNOOPY, it's good enough for me.

9. MOLLER M400 SKYCAR - it isn't operational yet, but when it is, MAN I KNOW I WANT ONE!

8. BOEING B58 HUSTLER - sleek, sexy, nuclear. When it absolutely, positively needs to get there on time. Too bad it's a flying coffin.

7. LOCKHEED CHEYENNE HELICOPTER - The coolest attack whirlybird never to make it to the front line.

6. B17 FLYING FORTRESS - With names like "Picadilly Lilly," and "Memphis Belle" on her nose, Europe owes Boeing big time for what this baby did in WWII.

5. HUGHES HK-1 HERCULES (you know her as the Spruce Goose): LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!

4. GEMINI SPACECRAFT - With a cockpit designed by Astronaut Gus Grissom, it's the two seat hotrod in space that, without which, America couldn't have made it to the moon. "11" is my favorite.

3. THUNDERBIRD 2 - who WOULDN'T want the Jolly Green Giant? F.A.B.!

2. NORTH AMERICAN P51D - They don't call it the Cadillac of the Skies for nothing

and, #1:

INCOM XWING FIGHTER "You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!"
And hey, it was in the Smithsonian for awhile, I saw it during the Lucas exhibit!


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